healthcare in the U.S.

John has always said that Steel on Steel is an antidote to the mainstream media who reports some stories and not other stories. But the media is now going one step further and reporting outright lies in the service of a narrative. We open the show this week with John, Carol, and Steve discussing the many lies, obfuscations, and false narratives from the mainstream media. Included are the Washington Post ‘Find the Fraud' story against President Trump and Tucker Carlson's comments on pregnant women in the military.

Some states have business laws friendly to owners and others have laws that clamp down on business progress. Andrea O'Sullivan (, Director of the Center for Technology and Innovation at the James Madison Institute, joins us. She examines the advantages of having a decentralized system of business so that a company can communicate directly with its consumers and bypass the potential censorship of Big Tech. Many businesses are flocking to states that will afford them this freedom.

Hospitals are now required to enforce price transparency, but many are still fighting against it. Dr. Steven Goldstein (, Founder of the Houston Healthcare Initiative, joins us to look at the difference between a cost-plus system, which has always been in place, and an up-font one-price system, which would incentivize hospital staff to be more efficient. Many hospitals, however, are stubbornly sticking with cost-plus.

John finishes up the program this week analyzing a couple of news stories showing how totalitarianism is rearing its ugly head on both coasts. Marxism is quickly infiltrating Western society and soon anyone who doesn't agree with the politically correct narrative of the day, will be at best censored or at worst be jailed.

Hospitals around the country are pushing back on attempts to enforce price transparency for those seeking medical services. Dr. Steven Goldstein (, Founder of the Houston Healthcare Initiative, joins us today. He explains how hospitals use the cost plus system where they charge if there's more time used or if doctors use something extra. They should use the up-font one-price system which would incentivize them to be more efficient. Even now, with transparency laws in place, hospitals are trying to get around quoting one price. The system is geared toward insurance companies, hospitals, and doctors. The patient, however, seems to be forgotten. Except when the bill comes due.

John Loeffler

October 15, 2020

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With healthcare very much in the news today, we decided to reach into the Steel vault for a classic interview from times past on the issue of mental health.  For Throwback Thursday, we resurrect a July 2004 interview with longtime guest, Dennis Cuddy, former Senior Associate at the Department of Education. 

Dr. Cuddy discusses how global elites have transformed schools from institutions of learning to social laboratories, using foundations and government edicts to label traditional values as potential signs of mental illness.  In Marxist societies, labeling someone as mentally ill is used as a pretext to locking them away indefinitely.  The big question is always: who defines what mental illness is?

Jonathan Gilinski: Outsourcing Our Health

Broadcast Running Time: 15:47

John Loeffler

July 20, 2020

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Escalating war of words last week between the U.S and China, with Attorney General Barr warning U.S. companies about China's predatory practices. Jonathan Gilinski (, Executive Director of Lyfe Group, joins us today to discuss the near monopoly that China has on medications. In order to cease outsourcing to and dependence on a geopolitical foe for our healthcare needs, we should bring manufacturing back to the West.